Dominican Hospital offers the most comprehensive, nationally recognized heart program in the Monterey Bay region. Our services include prevention, diagnostic technology, and cutting edge treatment. Our team of cardiac specialists continually work to improve our cardiac care, shorten treatment times, and increase overall education for you and your loved ones.
When A Heart Attack Happens, Every Minute CountsWhen it comes to treating someone who is having heart attack, nothing is more important than fast access to expert care. Scientific studies have shown that heart attack recovery rates depend on rapid diagnosis and treatment to open a closed artery. At Dominican Hospital, our heart attack response rates are almost twice as fast as the national average.
Comprehensive Cardiac Care
Dominican Hospital’s complete range of cardiac services includes:
- Certified cardiac rehabilitation program
- Dare to C.A.R.E.
- Emergency diagnostic and interventional heart procedures available 24/7
- Heart surgical services including minimally invasive procedures and peripherally inserted heart valves (TAVR)
- Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
- Patient navigator to assist with cardiac care planning
- Peripheral procedures including aortic and peripheral stenting and repair
- Rhythm control management
Helping you live a healthy life is just one of our goals at Dominican Hospital. If you’ve suffered a heart attack or suffer from other heart ailments, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help you achieve a more active lifestyle.
There are a variety of surgical procedures doctors can use to treat heart disease. More extensive cases of heart disease require heart surgery to restore normal functionality to the heart.
Dare to C.A.R.E.
Dare to C.A.R.E. is a free heart and vascular disease education and screening program provided as a cooperative effort through Dominican Hospital and Dominican Hospital Foundation.
If caught early, vascular disease can be treated to prevent serious problems such as heart attack or stroke, amputations, or even death.
The heart pumps blood and oxygen throughout the body, but it also depends on a supply of blood and oxygen to do its work. A heart attack happens when one of the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle is blocked. A portion of the heart muscle is damaged or dies due to inadequate blood flow.
Heart Attack Prevention
Any sports fan knows the best defense is often times the best offense. Your best defense for a heart attack is prevention. Your risk increases with age and if you have multiple, unrelated health problems. Even if you are not living a healthy lifestyle now, it is not too late to start reducing your risk factors.
Women’s Heart Health
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease causes one in three deaths each year, making it the number one killer of women - affecting women at any age and at any time.
Dominican Hospital is one of the select providers in the nation, and the only hospital in the Monterey Bay area, to offer patients a minimally invasive procedure for heart valve replacement. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) allows for valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.
Learn More About Our Cardiac Care
To learn more about our services or to take our free heart risk assessment, please call us at Find a Doctor tool.. To find a doctor who specializes in cardiac care, visit our online